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    Hi

    I'm in A2 at the moment.

    Doing Chemistry, Biology and Maths and applying to study medicine at university.

    Although I can't decide between doing Maths or Psych as my 3rd A Level.

    I got A's in both Maths and Psych.
    My UMS for maths was 77 in C1&2. 86 in S1. So I got a very lucky A in Maths.

    I got 5 RAW MARKS above an A in psychology

    I do AQA for both subjects.

    AQA did the most horrible exam in C3 last year and so many students lost out on the A/A* and consequently their place in Med school.

    So i dont feel that confident with maths now, I'm quite confident I can get an A in Psych though.

    Any tips????

    Thanks
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    Unless you're applying to Cambridge, neither combination will put you at an advantage over the other. I think you should only consider 1. which do you enjoy more and 2. which do you think you'll get a higher grade in. If you're not confident about getting an A in maths I'd say take psychology - it's not worth the risk of getting an offer and then missing it.
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    I would have thought that the majority of medical schools would look on the 'hard academic' subject of maths much, much more favourably than the 'soft' psychology. That said, StationToStation makes a good point that the A grade is the most important thing - as long as the medical school to which you want to apply doesn't explicitly advise against psychology, it's probably better to take that if you're more likely to get an A in it.
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    (Original post by Shamim1)
    Hi

    I'm in A2 at the moment.

    Doing Chemistry, Biology and Maths and applying to study medicine at university.

    Although I can't decide between doing Maths or Psych as my 3rd A Level.

    I got A's in both Maths and Psych.
    My UMS for maths was 77 in C1&2. 86 in S1. So I got a very lucky A in Maths.

    I got 5 RAW MARKS above an A in psychology

    I do AQA for both subjects.

    AQA did the most horrible exam in C3 last year and so many students lost out on the A/A* and consequently their place in Med school.

    So i dont feel that confident with maths now, I'm quite confident I can get an A in Psych though.

    Any tips????

    Thanks
    Drop maths for med, I know many students who got AAA but a B at AS in maths and dropped it and got AAA at A2
    So carry in with psychology because A2 maths is difficult
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    Thanks for the advice.

    But with spec going linear wouldn't it be too much to remember? 2 years worth content to memorise..
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    (Original post by samantham999)
    Drop maths for med, I know many students who got AAA but a B at AS in maths and dropped it and got AAA at A2
    So carry in with psychology because A2 maths is difficult
    Might I ask - Did you study these subjects? Are you a medic?

    Thanks for the advice.
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    As people have said, just pick the one which you will get an A in. There's no benefit for taking maths over psychology
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    (Original post by Shamim1)
    Might I ask - Did you study these subjects? Are you a medic?

    Thanks for the advice.
    I do maths now and I am doing advance maths. A2 maths is difficult and my close friends (2) are studying med at uni
    They dropped maths because both got B's
    You need AAA for med, choose wisely
 
 
 
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